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Back to Basics T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Just Another Pitch T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Liquid Crystal S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Megasaurus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mellow T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Old School T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Throw Back T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Thrown Out Back T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Dan Hare, Mike Downing
Page Views: 84 total · 1/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Jul 15, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is the thin, semi-slabby, pebble climb 20 feet left of Liquid Crystal on the South Ridge (Bedrock) of Bear Canyon, sometimes called part of the Stonehenge area.

To get there, scramble north uphill from the main Bear Canyon trail from the little wooden sign near the toe of the ridge, the last rib of rock on the right as you walk up Bear Canyon.

The climb has four bolts, with a high first bolt. It looks like you could finish straight up (bring gear) and build an anchor, but we just traversed over the double-bolt anchor on the ledge above Liquid Crystal.

Some directional gear or a fat piece of webbing to sling a thread would help with toproping, as a last directional, if you go right to this anchor.

Engage very small pebbles at the second and third bolts - stay on your feet! Old-school 10d, but a great little route.

Location

This is twenty feet left (uphill) from Liquid Crystal, on the same face.

Protection

Four bolts - some gear for directionals if you wish for toproping.

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Alan Doak
boulder, co
 
Alan Doak   boulder, co
 
I thought this was a fun route. Several of the moves were difficult to read, requiring poise to search for the next hold after commiting to the previous move. Jul 1, 2013
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.10d
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.10d
As you can see in the photo - a Camalot (#2 or maybe #1) can be used to protect the climbing up to the first bolt. Use a 2' sling. Jul 1, 2013

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